Concrete is considered one of the most durable and affordable materials, and it also has a chic modern flavor, that’s why it’s so widely used in architecture and home decor today. It’s amazing for high-traffic areas and for humid and dirty spaces as it’s easy to maintain and to install. Thermal shock-resistant coatings can be applied to concrete to ensure that delamination, cracks, bubbles and other deterioration does not occur if your concrete is subjected to very hot water or steam washes.
We’ve already spoken of concrete as a popular material for any kind of décor at home, from outer walls to ceilings inside. Today I’d like to continue this topic with more concrete décor ideas, this time no walls or ceilings, furniture, tops and accessories, all of them are super durable, water- and steam-resistant, DIYable and will give your home a fresh laconic modern look.
Bathtubs And Sinks
Bathtubs and sinks with countertops made of concrete are a huge trend now, they look very unusual and still can create that spa mood that you are looking for, no worse than other materials like marble or stone. Such items have rather a harsh look, they can perfectly fit a modern or an industrial space but they can also become a part of some other cool space, even a Moroccan one. Durability is the key to success here because bathtubs and sinks should be durable and water-resistant, and they are. Make a monolith countertop with a sink for your bathroom or kitchen for a cool and fresh modern look.
Furniture can be also made of concrete: you may use concrete blocks for nightstands, tables and other things. Concrete countertops are easy to maintain and super durable, so you can use them for dining tables, kitchen countertops and bathroom ones to make them durable as there’s very humid in both spaces. Covering your kitchen island with concrete is a perfect idea that will help you to keep it in good condition for a long time. Coffee and dining tables with such tops look very eye-catching, fresh and modern, especially with a contrast with warm-colored woods.
Concrete can be used for making cool planters and pots, of all kinds and shapes, and the good thing that you can easily make what you want yourself: there are a lot of tutorials to choose from, and all of them ere easy enough. Concrete can be used for creating industrial-style lights, candle holders, lanterns, various décor signs and so on, everything is up to you. Don’t forget that concrete has many colors and can be decorated in different ways, so you won’t be bored with it.